Posts tagged "Passive House"
designPH - The 3D Interface for Passive House Design with PHPP

designPH – The 3D Interface for Passive House Design with PHPP

Passive House planning has never been more convenient. The new designPH, a 3D model interface developed by the Passive House Institute, allows for graphic input of energy related design data. Details relating to the thermal building envelope and shading are entered automatically and can be optimised if necessary. The treated floor area can be gradually...

New Tool for Exchanging Data between Revit and PHPP

Bjerg Arkitektur studio has been busy developing a new tool that makes it possible to exchange data between Revit and the passivhouse planning tool PHPP. The tool has the work title “Project Omega”, and is a smart and easy installable add-in to Revit. When exporting from Revit, the user has to choose which data to...

Form Follows Energy: Achieving the Passive House Standard

This is the fourth in the 2012 series of web seminars sponsored by the AIA Housing Knowledge Community. J.B.Clancy, AIA, discusses the design and construction of a Passive House in northern Vermont. This house was the first Certified Passive House in the U.S. for Habitat for Humanity, the first Passive House in Vermont and the...
Webinar: Passive Houses in Canada and Around the World

Webinar: Passive Houses in Canada and Around the World

Guido Wimmers discusses the experience of Passive House in Canada and shows the fundamental components of Passive House design, with examples and potential contradictions in the current building industry and policy. The Passive House approach to construction is a highly ambitious response to global climate change and energy security issues. Guido Wimmers is one of...
Passive House Planning Package (PHPP) Version 7 (2012)

Passive House Planning Package (PHPP) Version 7 (2012)

The Passivhaus Institute has recently released a new version of the Passivhaus Planning Package, called version 7. New features include: New globally applicable requirements for Passive House residential buildings New EnerPHit requirements for energy retrofits An improved user interface Upgraded window calculations (enhanced accuracy for window and façade data entries) Improved data input and dimensioning...

Passive House for Public Schools in Canada 2012

On June 5th, 3 experts in the passive house building standard presented in the library of General Gordon Elementary in Kitsilano at 7 pm. The one-hour presentation was followed by a question and answer session that helped to clarify the technical details of the passive house standard for those who were new, as well as...

Revit and PHPP (Passive House Planning Package)

Another interesting Revit and Passivhaus integration here on Gregory Duncan’s blog: “Revit and PHPP: Getting BIM and Energy Modeling Software to Work Together PHPP—the energy modeling software for the Passive House energy-efficiency standard—requires users to input wall areas calculated to the exterior of the thermal boundary. By default Revit does not calculate wall areas this...
Passive Passion: A Documentary on Passive House Design

Passive Passion: A Documentary on Passive House Design

Passive Passion is a 21-minute documentary on the Passive House design method – an approach that combines heavy insulation, airtightness, and heat-recovery ventilation to achieve reductions of up to 90% in the energy required for heating and cooling. Considering the fact that buildings contribute as much as 40% of our country’s carbon emissions, and half...
Sketchup to PHPP (Passive House Planning Package)

Sketchup to PHPP (Passive House Planning Package)

This is an interesting post by Loadingdock5 Architecture on using a SketchUp to PHPP workflow for the required area calculations for the PassiveHouse Planning Package. The term passive house (Passivhaus in German) refers to the rigorous, voluntary, Passivhaus standard for energy efficiency. The Passive House Planning Package (PHPP) is a spreadsheet based design tool and can be purchased...
Passive House and Revit

Passive House and Revit

stay tuned for more info from the guys at designreform.net on how to document and manage a Passive House project using the BIM/ Revit process. Get more info on the Passive House approach from the Canadian Passive House Institute or at the Passivhaus Institut (Germany) ..
Passive House in Japan is Raising Eyebrows

Passive House in Japan is Raising Eyebrows

Japan is considered one of the world’s most energy-efficient countries,and its industry – car makers first and foremost – sets standards. Only in home construction is Japan an energy guzzler. Now the first ultra-low-energy house has been built in the country,and it shows cost-efficient and environmentally conscious planning and building can save surprising amounts of...

Austria Passive House Whistler

This is a video of the new Whistler’s first Passive House, built and showcased for the 2010 Winter Olympics. What is a Passive House? It’s an ultra-low energy building designed to showcase cutting edge energy efficient construction. A comfortable interior climate can be maintained without heading and cooling systems. For more information on Passive House...